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Great Crag

Great Crag

Grid Reference: NY 27002 14682
Height: 440 metres/1444 feet

"A beautiful labyrinth, a joy to the explorer but the despair of the map-maker."
A Wainwright

The ridge between Watendlath and the Borrowdale Valley rises over first marshy and then rocky, undulating heathery ground towards the higher summit of Ullscarf to the south west, nestled in a nook on this ridge is the picturesque Dock Tarn and just above it the summit of Great Crag, a small rocky summit with great views over the Borrowdale Valley.

Dock Tarn below the summit is worth a visit alone, a quiet idylic tarn, well off the beaten track.


  1. On Ullscarf

    Ullscarf from Watendlath


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 530m / 1750 ft
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Gentle walking on the most central fells in the Lake District with great views

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